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  • 250 g pearl barley
  • 400 g baby courgettes
  • 200 g Tenderstem broccoli
  • 1 bird eye chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste (or the juice of ½ lemon)
  • 2 tsp light brown soft sugar
  • 150 g frozen petit pois, defrosted
  • 100 g watercress, tough stalks removed
  • 1 small handful basil leaves, large leaves torn
  • 1 small handful mint leaves, large leaves torn


  1. 1

    Tip the barley into a pan of lightly salted simmering water and cook for about 25 minutes until tender. Meanwhile, slice the courgettes into quarters lengthways and cut the broccoli into short lengths, then steam both for 8-10 minutes until just tender but still vibrant and green; cool.

  2. 2

    Mix the chilli, sesame oil, soy sauce, Thai fish sauce, tamarind paste (or lemon juice) and sugar in a cup.

  3. 3

    Drain the barley, then tip into a mixing bowl, add the dressing and toss together; cool.

  4. 4

    To serve, toss the courgettes and broccoli with the barley along with the peas (no need to cook them), watercress and herbs.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 766kj 183kcal 9%
  • Fat 3.8g 5%
  • Saturates 0.6g 3%
  • Sugars 3.6g 4%
  • Salt 0.6g 10%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 515kj/123kcal

Each serving provides

29.1g carbohydrate 5.8g fibre 5.4g protein

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